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declarative sentence

declarative sentence in Culture

declarative sentence definition


In grammar, the kind of sentence that makes a statement or “declares” something: “He eats yogurt.”

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  • The topic must be given some definite expression in a declarative sentence before any real argument is possible.

    Public Speaking Clarence Stratton
  • The period, or full stop, marks the end of a declarative sentence.

    Punctuation Frederick W. Hamilton
  • Each reason given in support of the issues and each subreason should be no more than a simple, complete, declarative sentence.

    Elements of Debating Leverett S. Lyon
  • A declarative sentence declares or asserts something as a fact.

  • We call the first sentence a declarative sentence because it makes a declaration.

    Why We Punctuate William Livingston Klein

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